Tourism Prince George has partnered with BC Parks to host one of the newest interpretive displays outside of a park, about northern B.C. provincial parks.
Five display panels have been placed in the visitor centre, showcasing information about provincial initiatives such as community engagement and Indigenous relations, adventure experiences, conservation efforts within northern B.C., and guidelines for backcountry ethics and appropriate wildlife viewing.
The purpose of the display is to help educate visitors and locals about the 343 parks, or 58 per cent of the provinces protected areas located throughout northern B.C. These parks alone host almost two million visitors annually, offering everything from remote wilderness hiking to relaxing hot springs.
“This display provides an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to learn about Northern BC Parks, be inspired to connect with nature, and act as stewards during their next visit,” said Natasha Ewing, BC Parks’ Community Liaison Officer for Northern BC. “Northern B.C. offers an abundance of unique opportunities, exciting experiences for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, and showcases the incredibly diverse and dynamic ecosystems of the north,” says Natasha Ewing, BC Parks’ Community Liaison Officer for Northern BC.
“By hosting the panels in our visitor centre, we are bringing awareness to BC Parks located in Northern BC and this is an opportunity to showcase under-utilized parks, and parks that offer different amenities such as accessible features, camping and day-use opportunities, or great hikes; there’s something for everyone,” said Tourism Prince George CEO, Erica Hummel.
The display also includes a digital kiosk that allows users to search for park specific information, marine hot springs brochures, northern B.C. provincial park maps, and a face-in-the-hole photograph opportunity. Don’t forget to use #bcparks and @yourbcparks when you post your picture.